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Nigeria Covid-19 cases increased by 594, total now 22,614



Nigeria has recorded 594 new cases of Covid-19 in 21 states.

This was contained in the report of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which brings the total confirmed infections to 22,614.

The agency reported 159 new cases in Lagos which is the epicentre of the virus in Nigeria with 9482 cases, about 49% of the total cases nationwide.

NCDC also announced new 106 cases in Delta state, followed by Ondo with 44 cases, Edo state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) with 34 cases each. Oyo and Kaduna states also have 33 new cases each, Enugu has 28, Katsina has 25, Imo has 22 Adamawa states has 15 new cases while Ogun has new 12 cases, Osun state has 11 cases, Abia has 11, Rivers has 6, Nasarawa, Bauchi and Niger states have 5 cases each. Kebbi has 4 cases, followed by Ekiti with 3 cases, Plateau and Taraba closed the log with 1 case each.

NCDC said 7,822 cases have been successfully discharged while official casualty figure stands at 549 of the 22,614 confirmed cases nationwide.

Globally, there are 9,711,780 cases in the world, 491,797 fatalities and 5,247,174 recoveries shared across over two hundred countries and territories.

In Africa, South Africa continues to lead the pack with 118,375 infections followed by Egypt on the log with 61,130. Nigeria sits on the third place with 22,614, followed by Ghana with 15,473.

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